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The Epistemology of Testimony

Paul Faulkner

in Knowledge on Trust

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199589784
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725517 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589784.003.0001
The Epistemology of Testimony

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An epistemological theory of testimony provides an account of how we acquire knowledge and warranted belief from testimony. This chapter presents an overview of the main theoretical positions, introduces the problem of cooperation that any theory of testimony must address, and states the key concepts needed to develop the trust theory this book advances.

Keywords: testimony; epistemology; knowledge; warrant; justification; belief; cooperation; trust

Chapter.  10678 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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